A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON: Scott and Vanessa Lowery welcomed Samuel and Eli  to the world with an unscheduled birth on the way to the hospital.
A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON: Scott and Vanessa Lowery welcomed Samuel and Eli to the world with an unscheduled birth on the way to the hospital.

Amazing birth

WHEN Vanessa Lowery informed her husband her waters had broken, little did she realise the eldest of her twin boys would be in a big hurry.

Vanessa and her husband Scott were making a hurried trip to the maternity section of Ipswich hospital from their Laidley Heights home when her eldest twin by 59 minutes, Samuel couldn't wait any longer and insisted on being delivered by Scott in the rest room at the BP Purga service station.

Vanessa and Scott knew they were having twins but were unaware of the sex of the babies until Samuel made his hurried arrival.

"We were quite shocked, we didn't know what we were having," she said.

Vanessa said she was booked in to have caesarean birth at the hospital later in the week, which added further to the surprise, though she was happier to deliver the boys naturally.

Husband and part-time midwife Scott Lowery said he was only there to catch Samuel with Vanessa and the two ladies from the service station doing the work.

"I would like to thank the ladies from the BP and of course the ambos," he said.

Ambulance staff arrived at the service station about five minutes after Samuel was born and cut the chord before transporting everyone to the Ipswich Hospital, where younger twin Eli was born 59 minutes later.

Vanessa said thankfully, both boys are fine and well.

She was released from hospital on Saturday morning so she could introduce Samuel and Eli to their older brother and sister respectively.


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